BR 325 Mk 1 Restaurant First built 1961

BR 325 Mk 1 Restaurant First built 1961

BR 325 Mk 1 Restaurant First built 1961
BR 325 Mk 1 Restaurant First built 1961

 

Present Location Carnforth
County Location Lancashire
Designed For BR
Build Location Swindon
Built by BR
Diagram number 17
Lot number 30633
Type RF
First Number 325
Later Numbers 2907, Duart
Present Number 325 Duart
Current Livery Pullman (pseudo - Belmond Northern Belle)
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets No
Additional Notes P.1995 C&T Co. 1998 to VSOE Stewarts Lane. B5 bogies fitted. Upgraded kitchen and pantry. Air brakes, electric heat. Pseudo-Pullman maroon/cream livery. Registered for mainline use, as spare catering vehicle, but rarely used. By 03/10 transferred to the "Northern Belle" set, based at Crewe Carriage Shed. Named "DUART". Ownership transferred to the Belmond Group early 2014. As at 02/15: spare Kitchen (ex Royal Train) for the Northern Belle Set CP22, based at Crewe South Yard. 02/17: moved to Kidderminster, still as Northern Belle spare vehicle, after Severn Valley Railway gained 10-year contract to maintain this set on behalf of Belmond (UK). By 02/20: based at Carnforth.
External Structural Condition Very Good
Internal Structural Condition Very Good
Underframe Condition Very Good
External Finish Very Good
Internal Finish Very Good
Degree of External Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of Internal Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of External Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Good
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Good
Rarity Few
Historical Importance some Interest, Modest Consequence
Storage Secure Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 09/10/2010
Surveyor Kevin Stroud
Photo Date 15/06/2021
Photo by Steve West
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 11/07/2021

Steve West 03/07/2015: earlier view of other side
Steve West 03/07/2015: earlier view of other side


 

 
















 

 

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